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Volume 23, Number 3—March 2017

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Pneumonic Plague Transmission, Moramanga, Madagascar, 2015

Beza Ramasindrazana, Voahangy Andrianaivoarimanana, Jean Marius Rakotondramanga, Dawn N. Birdsell, Maherisoa Ratsitorahina, and Minoarisoa RajerisonComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar (B. Ramasindrazana, V. Andrianaivoarimanana, J.M. Rakotondramanga, M. Rajerison); Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA (D.N. Birdsell); Ministry of Public Health, Antananarivo (M. Ratsitorahina)

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Number of Yersinia pestis antigen–positive rodents in a study of pneumonic plague transmission among humans, Moramanga, Madagascar, 2015*

Locality and species No. samples No. RDT positive No. RDT negative
Antsahatsianarina
Rattus rattus 73 16 57
Rattus norvegicus 10 1 9
Mus musculus
4
0
4
Beravina
Rattus rattus 4 3 1
Rattus norvegicus 0 0 0
Mus musculus
2
0
2
Ambilona
Rattus rattus 6 2 4
Rattus norvegicus 1 0 1
Mus musculus
0
0
0
Total 100 22 78

*A rapid diagnostic test (RDT) was used to test for Yersinia pestis antigen.

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